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What is the process involved in wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the process involved in wisdom teeth extraction?

Consultation first: For best results, seek consultation with a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. You will get an examination, see a video, discuss options/risks/recovery/costs. The procedure will be done either with local anestheisa or one of a variety of sedation techniques. Complete postop instructions and followup. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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What is the process of getting your wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the process of getting your wisdom teeth extraction?

Oral surgeon: Start with an evaluation by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. He/she will examine/obtain xrays/make recommendations. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

It depends: On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance. The pain is usually handles with prescription medications. ...Read more

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What is the protocal wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the protocal wisdom teeth extraction?

Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon for evaluation. He/she will describe your condition and make treatment options. Then a complete explanation of procedure. ...Read more

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How long is wisdom teeth extraction recovery?

How long is wisdom teeth extraction recovery?

That depends: Do you require them to be removed surgucally? Non surgical extractions, barring any post operative complications, recovery is typically 5-7 days. Surgical extractions recovery can take up to two weeks. The worst of it is usually 2-3 days out and then tapers from there. You should take any medications as prescribed as they are meant to assist you with pain management. ...Read more

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What should I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

Soft foods: include ice cream, pudding, jello, yogurt, pancakes, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pasta, etc. Avoid hard, spicy, crunchy foods such as chips or nuts that may disturb the extraction site for at least one week. After the third day, you may eat anything you wish, unless given other specific instructions by the doctor. No alcoholic beverages should be consumed for 72 hour. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for wisdom teeth extraction pain?

How do I prepare for wisdom teeth extraction pain?

Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keeping swelling and pain under control after the procedure. Review this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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What is safe to eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

What is safe to eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

Eat: Yes just be careful, nothing to crunchy or hard. Nothing warmer than room temperature if they were extracted today or yesterday. ...Read more

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What can you expect after a wisdom teeth extraction?

Follow instructions: Unfortunately most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort and pain. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection, bleeding and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms after wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the symptoms after wisdom teeth extraction?

A variety from 3rds: Many symptoms occur after wisdom teeth are removed. Swelling, difficulty swallowing, some pain, difficulty opening are just some. You will heal in two weeks usually. If they were infected then longer. Your dds/dmd is trained to manage the annoying complications, and are happy to do so. But if you have trouble breathing. Or you neck is swelling closed go to the er without delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more